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08-05-2013, 09:54 AM
  #554
Hockey RUS
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There is a big difference between Peewee and Bantam. The reason is there is no Sports Etudes option.

In Bantam here is the reality on the community side. I am very familiar with Versant ouest and 2 of the top 2000 forwards (if not 3) all have left the system for school programs over last 3 years. Lakeshore's is losing the big gun plus 2 other strong forwards to Sports Etudes or private schools. Same on the defense side. The community team for Bantam is going to be challenged in getting strong 2000s.

Same issue will happen when the PeeWee group (2001) goes into Bantam. There will be a significant loss of top talent.

Sports Etudes will be very aggressive in poaching the top players in years to come.

Anyone who posts that the costs will be no more than regular double letters is blowing smoke. Paid coaches and paid trainers adds up.

Peewee kids may be able to manage the elite system commitment requirements. Different story in Bantam.

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